Load Restrictions Placed On Overpass Near Barstow


Contact: Gene Powell

Phone: (432) 498-4746

Date: Dec. 6, 2019


BARSTOW – The Odessa District of TxDOT has placed temporary load restrictions on the BI-20 overpass at Exit 52 on Interstate 20 near Barstow.

The new weight limitations are:

  • Single Axle at 20,000 pounds.
  • Single Vehicle at 46,000 pounds.
  • Tandem Axle at 30,000 pounds.
  • Combination Vehicle at 59,000 pounds.

These limitations are being put in place due to damage from a bridge strike from an oversized load. The damage was discovered during a routine bridge inspection.

These limitations will remain in place until repairs can be made to the structure. The repairs are being designed. There is no time frame yet for when repairs can be made.

This damage was caused by an oversize load impacting the beam, but a responsible party has not been identified.

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